giant petrel


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Noun1.giant petrel - large brownish petrel chiefly of Antarctic seasgiant petrel - large brownish petrel chiefly of Antarctic seas
petrel - relatively small long-winged tube-nosed bird that flies far from land
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I felt more than a little butch in Patagonia, and that transformation probably occurred on my 4x4 excursion, where I drove a quad through mountainous sand dunes, watched whales from afar, and a southern giant petrel the size of a private jet soared overhead on its way to roost.
Gonzalez-Solis J, Sanpera C, Ruiz X (2002) Metals and selenium as bioindicators of geographic and trophic segregation in giant petrel Macronectes spp.
Beak deformation in a Southern Giant Petrel Macronectes giganteus chick.
The expedition continues on to the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula where guests will encounter orcas, whales, albatrosses, giant petrel, four species of penguins and five species of seals.
Hiking back into radio range, we hear from Ron Naveen, counting southern giant petrel nests on the other side of the island.
The beast leapt out of the sea to snatch a black giant petrel in its gaping mouth.
A huge gang of fur seals bark greetings as we climb through the slippery tussock grass to observe nesting albatross and fluffy giant petrel chicks.
As a result, slow-to-breed Southern Giant Petrel populations are now crashing, along with various species of Albatross.
But there is always the constant threat of Mother Nature at her most vicious and cruel, and natural predators including leopard seals and hungry birds like the giant petrel.
Stunned spectators on a diving boat saw the shark torpedo out of the water and clamp its teeth on the black giant petrel seabird.